Good afternoon my crafty friends! Hope your all geared up for the weekend...I know I am. I am thinking however my weekend will include a doctor visit somewhere since I am getting only worse and not better with this stupid cold and cough. I mentioned in my last post that I have the craft fair at Lake Waynoka on Saturday October 13th...well I wanted something new and different to sell up there this year along with my other things.
I came across a book that I have and it had some dominoes that were altered into make some desk items such as a pen holder/notepad holder/etc. I knew that I had some new dominoes that I don't think I ever used:
Yea, I have lots here lol!
So I went over to this website and she explained everything in such great detail & has wonderful pictures of it all on how to alter dominoes. Check it out its a wonderful site. So I tried all these today and the only supplies I needed were:
So here are the final results:
This one I used butterscotch and wild plum alcohol inks and used the dabber with the felt piece to apply it. I then used the ink with a couple different clear butterfly stamps
This one I think I used just about all the alcohol inks I own, lol. This was the very first one I did and it came out looking very vintage I think. The stamp used is the music sheet
This next one I didn't use the dabber and felt to apply the alcohol inks, instead I thought what if I just used an old rag and swipe it on there...I really like how they look. The thing I have to work on is the stamping on the dominoes since it is a slick, non-porous surface its a little different and I am sure that with practice that will only improve.
The last one I am showing you is also using a rag but not a swiping motion, rather a blotting motion to apply the alcohol inks
I am so tickled that these were my first attempts and they turned out rather nice in my opinion. I need to get some smaller stamps that will fit nicely on the dominoes. I want to try to color them, chalk them & use all the different techniques mentioned on that site.
I plan to make some of the altered ones into magnets, key chains, necklaces, charms & who knows what else. If you have any other ideas please let me know.
Well I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and that all the kiddos returned safely to school this week...It's rather quite around my place now since I live in an apartment and lots of kids live around me.
Thank you all for stopping by, take care & be crafty this weekend!!!